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Jun 9, 2022

【Policy】30 Hydrogen Refilling Stations! 2500 Hydrogen Vehicles! Implementation plan for the development of hydrogen energy industry in Tangshan officially released

On June 7, the People's Government of Tangshan City released the Implementation Plan for the Development of Hydrogen Energy Industry in Tangshan City.

It is stated that by 2025, 30 hydrogen refuelling stations (with a refuelling capacity of about 30t/d) will be built, the number of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in operation will strive to reach 2,500, an independent R&D industrial system covering the whole industrial chain of fuel cell vehicles and automotive hydrogen production, storage, transportation and refuelling will be constructed, 8-10 domestic advanced enterprises will be introduced, and the business income of the hydrogen energy industry will reach 20 billion yuan. Actively use solar energy, wind energy and other renewable energy to develop and develop large-scale green hydrogen production, and support the development of wind power hydrogen production and photovoltaic hydrogen production projects in non-chemical parks. The city will add more than 100,000 kilowatts of photovoltaic projects to support the construction of hydrogen production plants as a supplement to regional hydrogen sources.

Information source: People's Government of Tangshan City

【Industry】Shenzhen: Planning and Construction of Longhua Quyuling Hydrogen Energy Industrial Park

On June 6, Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission, Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Commission, Shenzhen Bureau of Industry and Information Technology and Shenzhen Bureau of Planning and Natural Resources released the Action Plan for Cultivating and Developing New Energy Industry Clusters in Shenzhen (2022-2025) (hereinafter referred to as the "Action Plan").

The Action Plan states that -

Make bigger and better industrial clusters. Focusing on such advantageous fields as advanced nuclear energy, smart grid, new energy storage and natural gas, leading backbone enterprises will drive the collaborative development of the whole industry chain, and small and medium-sized enterprises with "specialization and newness" will be vigorously cultivated to enhance the level of professional collaboration and support. Focusing on renewable energy fields such as photovoltaics and offshore wind power, we will foster the development of new energy equipment manufacturing and production services with market applications, encourage enterprises to actively explore domestic and international markets, and create a number of brands with international influence. Around hydrogen energy, natural gas hydrate, geothermal energy, ocean energy and other emerging energy industries, build innovation platforms and carry out application demonstrations, build a collaborative innovation system between industry, academia, research and use, overcome key core technologies, and seize the high ground in the development of emerging energy industries.

Support leading backbone enterprises and industry associations to take the lead or participate in the formulation and revision of technical standards in areas such as smart grids, energy storage and hydrogen energy, and promote the patenting of technologies, standardization of patents and internationalization of standards.

Strengthen energy openness and cooperation. Actively undertake major tasks in the development of provincial new energy industry clusters, strengthen exchanges and interactions with cities in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Bay Area, promote mutually beneficial cooperation in hydrogen energy, offshore wind power and other fields, and strengthen the role of Shenzhen's advantageous new energy industry in radiating and driving cities in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Bay Area.

Hydrogen energy industry cultivation project. Relying on the city's universities and colleges to prepare for the establishment of the Academy of Hydrogen Energy, carry out major technological breakthroughs in hydrogen energy and the introduction and cultivation of top talents. Support the further development of innovation carriers such as Guangdong Fuel Cell Reactor Engineering Technology Research Centre, Shenzhen Hydrogen Energy Safety Engineering Technology Research Centre and Shenzhen Hydrogen Energy Key Laboratory. Plan to build a hydrogen energy standard research platform, a public service platform for hydrogen energy testing and experimentation and hydrogen energy safety operation monitoring. We will carry out research on green, efficient, low-cost and large-scale hydrogen production technologies, break through high-density and high-safety hydrogen storage technologies, and lay out a number of technology research projects focusing on key materials and core components of electric reactors. The research on next-generation hydrogen production technologies, such as seawater hydrogen production, high-temperature solid oxide electrolytic water hydrogen production and nuclear energy high-temperature hydrogen production, will be laid out in a forward-looking manner. Planning and building Shenzhen International Low Carbon City and Longhua Quyuling Hydrogen Energy Industrial Park, accelerating the pace of industrialization of advanced technologies and equipment, and appropriately enhancing the scale of the industry. Actively promote the demonstration of hydrogen energy applications in emerging and cross-cutting areas such as transportation, distributed power generation and drones.

Information source: Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission

【Policy】Promote 500 hydrogen vehicles and 3 hydrogen stations this year! Beijing Daxing District builds Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei intelligent hydrogen energy big data platform

On June 1, the People's Government of Beijing Daxing District released the Report on the Implementation of the National Economic and Social Development Plan for 2021 and the Draft National Economic and Social Development Plan for 2022 in Beijing Daxing District.

It is mentioned in the report -
Accelerated the construction of the hydrogen energy demonstration zone, completed and put into operation the hydrogen refuelling station, hydrogen energy exchange centre and incubator, and held the first annual international hydrogen energy ecology conference. The city's first policy to support the development of hydrogen energy was launched, and 185 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles were promoted. The organization declared that the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Fuel Cell Vehicle Demonstration City Cluster was officially approved and became the first national demonstration city cluster.

Led the transformation and quality improvement of 10 general manufacturing enterprises, such as Juxing Huatong Hydrogen Energy Technology, Kewell and Jiuzitang Meike, to develop high precision industries.

Focus on biomedicine, intelligent manufacturing, hydrogen energy, commercial aerospace and other fields, sort out the upstream and downstream industrial chain resources of key enterprises in the area, carry out precise investment promotion and improve the level of industrial chain integrity.

It will build a big data platform for intelligent hydrogen energy in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, gather a number of hydrogen energy enterprises, promote the use of 500 hydrogen energy vehicles, accelerate the implementation of the network layout of hydrogen refuelling stations, and build no less than three new hydrogen refuelling stations.

Information source: Beijing Daxing District People's Government

【News】International Hydrogen Energy | Egypt to build 300,000 tonnes per year hydrogen production plant from waste

On 1 June, Egypt's Suez Canal Economic Zone General Authority signed a memorandum of understanding with US hydrogen company H2 Industries to invest US$4 billion in a waste-to-hydrogen plant to process 4 million tonnes of municipal waste per year at Egypt's Port Said East port, with an expected annual capacity of 300,000 tonnes of hydrogen.

H2 Industries will provide integrated design, procurement, construction and operation services for the plant, which is planned for future global sales of hydrogen and its derivative synthetic fuels. In addition, the plant's waste materials will be transported by hydrogen-powered rubbish trucks.

The project will solve the problem of municipal waste disposal while producing clean and high-value hydrogen, which can be delivered to various countries through Port Said's unique transportation hub, making an important exploration for the large-scale demonstration application of hydrogen from waste worldwide.

Information source: China Hydrogen Energy Alliance

【Policy】Measures to stabilize the economy in Jiangxi: accelerating the construction of new energy projects such as photovoltaic and hydrogen energy

On 2 June, the People's Government of Jiangxi Province issued "Several Measures to Effectively Stabilise Economic Development" (hereinafter referred to as "the Measures").

The Measures state that a number of major energy projects should be accelerated. Promote the completion and commissioning of Xinfeng Power Plant, Fengcheng Power Plant Phase III, Xinyu Power Plant Phase II and other projects, and strive to obtain approval and start construction of Shenhua Jiujiang Power Plant Phase II, Shanggao Power Plant, Shangrao Power Plant and other projects within the year. Accelerate the construction of energy storage and peaking projects such as Fengxin, Hongping Phase II, Yongxin, Suichuan, Lingshan and a number of other pumped storage power plants, as well as new energy projects such as photovoltaic and hydrogen energy, orderly promote the construction of 500 kV and 220 kV transmission and substation networks, and promote the commencement of the Nanchang-Wuhan ultra-high voltage AC project within the year.

Information source: Jiangxi Provincial People's Government

【News】Europe's Airbus develops hydrogen fuel for zero-carbon flights

Airbus Europe has set up a Zero Emissions Development Centre (ZEDC) in Filton, Bristol, UK, to focus on hydrogen technology development for flight, according to CNBC. The move is the latest attempt by Airbus to support the design of next-generation aircraft, with one of the main objectives centred around work on Airbus' "cost-competitive low-temperature fuel system", which will be required for zero-emission aircraft. 2020 Airbus has said it wants to develop zero-emission commercial aircraft by 2035.

The UK's ZEDC, in conjunction with other similar Airbus research centres in Spain, Germany and France, is expected to use the first fully functional cryogenic hydrogen tank for ground testing in 2023, with flight testing starting in 2026.

Aviation has a high carbon footprint, with the World Wildlife Fund describing it as "one of the fastest growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions driving global climate change". Environmental groups have recently launched legal action against KLM, claiming the Dutch aviation giant misled the public about the sustainability of its flights. Earlier this year, Airbus chief executive Guillaume Fourie said the airline "will face major difficulties if we do not decarbonise at an appropriate rate".

Airbus is not the only company considering the use of hydrogen in aviation. Last year, the airline ZeroAvia said it was developing a 19-seater aircraft that would fly entirely on hydrogen, and in September 2020, it completed the first flight of a six-seater hydrogen fuel cell aircraft.

Information source: International Energy Small Data

【Industry】 Construction of the first inland river hydrogen fuel cell powered workboat "Three Gorges Hydrogen Boat No.1" started

Recently, the first inland river hydrogen fuel cell-powered workboat, "Three Gorges Hydrogen Boat No. 1", developed and built by Three Gorges Yangtze Power in cooperation with the Seventy-second Research Institute of China Shipbuilding Group, was officially started in Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province. This is the first hydrogen fuel cell-powered workboat in China to be classed by the China Classification Society (CCS).

"Three Gorges Hydrogen Boat No.1 is a catamaran transport vessel mainly powered by hydrogen fuel and supplemented by lithium iron phosphate batteries. It adopts China's self-developed hydrogen fuel cell and lithium battery power systems, and its manufacturing application will further promote the exploration and development of hydrogen energy technology in inland waterway vessels and help China's hydrogen energy vessel industry development.

The "Three Gorges Hydrogen Boat No. 1" adopts a steel and aluminum composite structure, with an overall length of 49.9 meters, a depth of 3.2 meters, a design draft of 1.85 meters, full rotary rudder propulsion, a rated output of 500 kilowatts of hydrogen fuel cells, a maximum speed of 28 kilometres per hour and a range of 200 kilometres. When completed, it will be used mainly for traffic, reservoir inspections and emergency work in the Three Gorges reservoir area and between the Three Gorges Dam and Gezhouba Dam.

Information source: China Yangtze River Three Gorges Group Co.